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Back to School Empowerment: I am Titanium

Image of kids holding hands in victory pose on a mountain top at sunrise with empowering quote by David Guetta and Sia: You shoot me down, but I won't fall. I am Titanium.

    Image of kids holding hands in victory pose on a mountain top at sunrise with empowering quote by David Guetta and Sia: “You shoot me down, but I won’t fall. I am Titanium.” This is an awesome quote for back-to-school! No matter what anyone says, know that you are fine just as you are. It’s that old stick and stones thing. I know lots of bloggers, tweeters, and Facebookers have been saying lately that those words really DO hurt, and we need to work on being more kind. I agree completely! We need to work toward a world where everyone treats each other with kindness and respect. But, …

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Is Miranda Sings a Champion for the Oddball Inside All of Us?

Girls in character before Miranda Sings concert

When my friend and I agreed to take our daughters (ages 11 and 12) to see Miranda Sings, I told myself to have an open mind and try to see Miranda through my daughter’s eyes. So, I prepared myself for some silly entertainment, but, honestly, I wondered if I would last through the first 10 minutes. Well, not only did I last through the show, but I laughed out loud and enjoyed every minute of it! I’m pleased to report that not only is this anti-bullying advocate now a fan of Miranda Sings, but she sees Miranda as a champion for oddball inside all of us. Now, for anyone whose …

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You Have Power

Red to orange gradient background with empowering quote: The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any

  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker You have power! Believe it. We understand just how powerless you can feel when people are being mean to you or emotionally and verbally bullying you. But we want to remind you that you do have the right to be yourself and the power to hold your head high. The bullies are the ones with the problem – not you. Sometimes it’s helpful to learn some steps for managing encounters with bullies, mean kids, or even rude adults. Baffle That Bully teaches 3 steps to follow each time you encounter …

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Our Ability to Control How Negative Forces Impact Our Lives from “A Platform for Good”

Amy Jones Anichini Co-Author of Baffle That Bully and Anti-Bullying Advocate

1/1/15 Update: FOSI recently changed the name of A Platform for Good to Good Digital Parenting. This article and all links have been updated to reflect that change. After our Co-Author Amy Jones Anichini wrote The Power of Positive Communication for FOSI’s Good Digital Parenting, they invited her to contribute another article. This time, Amy discusses how we can take control of negative encounters with other people and make steps toward breaking the cycle of negativity that seems so prevalent these days. When you’re on the receiving end of harsh words, you feel hurt and powerless. You might think your only options are retaliating or retreating into yourself to try …

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No One Can Make You Feel Small

Blue sky background with empowering quote: No one can make you feel small unless you agree to feel small.

  “No one can make you feel small unless you agree to feel small” – Tiger Lily Positive Quotes artwork from Baffle That Bully! ********** We encourage you to: Share, Re-Post, Like, Pin, Download, or Print as a reminder that you are the only one who gets to decide how you feel! Please don’t alter in any way. Original quote, person or character to whom quote is attributed, and BaffleThatBully.com MUST remain on the image.  Quote source: “What Makes the Brave Man Brave” song from Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. musical.        

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Ask Scarlett: How Can I Help My Child Escape the Bully Who’s Everywhere? (Part 2 of 2)

Darling cartoon character Scarlett Jones the heroine of Baffle That Bully wants to help children handle encounters with bullies and mean kids

NOTE: When Scarlett answers questions from children and tweens, both of our authors (mother and daughter) are speaking as Scarlett. To answer parents’ questions, anti-bullying advocate and speaker Amy Jones Anichini, the mom of our mother/daughter writing team, takes the lead as she does in today’s post. Remember 5th grader Keith and his mom Susan who asked for advice about how to escape the bully who seems to be everywhere? We had so much to say to this mother and son that we needed 2 blog posts to cover it all. Make sure you read Part 1 of 2: Scarlett’s Response to Keith first. Then, come back here for Part 2 of 2 …

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Baffle That Bully Co-Authors to Speak at CSROA Bullying Conference 2013 in San Diego

Amy Jones Anichini and Chase Anichini: Baffle That Bully Co-Authors, Anti-Bullying Advocates, Speakers

  We are thrilled to announce that Baffle That Bully Co-Authors Amy Jones Anichini and Chase Anichini will be speaking at the California School Resource Officers’ Association (CSROA) Bullying Conference 2013 in SanDiego Oct 28-29th.  Our session is entitled Baffle That Bully: A Mother and Daughter Share Their Story and Strategy for Empowering the Target. We’ll cover 5 main topics: 1. How we discovered our child was the target of emotional and verbal bullying 2. Who helped in making things better 3. The 3 Step Strategy we created that helped our daughter turn encounters with bullies into a game 4. How we transformed this negative experience into something positive 5. …

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Ask Scarlett: How Can I Escape the Bully Who’s Everywhere? (Part 1 of 2)

Darling cartoon character Scarlett Jones the heroine of Baffle That Bully wants to help children handle encounters with bullies and mean kids

About a month ago, I received a very heart-felt Ask Scarlett question from a mom (let’s call her Susan) and her 5th grade son (let’s call him Keith). There were so many layers to their questions that their e-mail to me was a full page – you know, if I printed it – and my private response to them was 4 pages! Now, how am I going to summarize this Q&A in a blog post?! Well, I decided I would need 2 posts. Today, I’ll answer Keith’s question. In a few days, I’ll answer Susan’s question. Keith writes: Last summer I was in a professional musical theatre show with mostly …

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One Child’s Journey From Bullying Victim to Youth Anti-Bullying Advocate

Chase Anichini Co-Author of Baffle That Bully! and Youth Anti-Bullying Advocate

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Chase Anichini, Co-Author of Baffle That Bully, decided to share her story in her own words with our readers. Chase’s story first appeared on My Kindness Counts; we thank them for their support and for spotlighting youth who are making a difference in other people’s lives. Chase believes it’s important to share her experience so other kids know they are not alone, it can happen to anyone, & you CAN play a role in stopping it. Chase is living proof that you don’t have to be a victim of bullying just because you’re a target of bullying.   My Experience With Bullying: Hi! …

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Building Confidence: One of the Keys to Bully-Proofing Your Child

Letter written by a child to a bully: Dear Bully, You no longer have any power over me!

When your child has been the target of bullying, the whole family can dread the first day of a new school year … and all the days that follow. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our children informed their bullies that the jig is up, so the bully might as well quit trying to torment them? I picture my child writing a note and handing copies to everyone who has ever verbally or emotionally bullied her. It goes something like this:   Well, even if we can’t get our children to go this extreme, we can help them develop this mindset: there is no way you’re going to win, bully! If …

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